President William Ruto has said the rule of law is integral to Kenya's democracy and prosperity.
According to the Kenyan Head of State, independent institutions must be respected.
The President spoke on Monday when he met the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Council at State House, Nairobi.
President Ruto asked LSK to work with the government to ensure that the rule of law becomes the way of life in the country.
"By working together, I do not mean you join our 'choir'; we have enough members for that. The best way for you to contribute is to raise your voice when things are not going right," he said.
At the same time, President Ruto accepted LSK's offer to help the government draft international trade treaties. He said this expertise would be crucial in defining the legal regime on public-private partnerships, water purchase agreements, climate change, and carbon dating.
LSK expressed their support for the President's firm position against extra-judicial killings and called for the setting up of a commission of inquiry.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.